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Preservation through providence; the Divine chess game
I. The THREAT to the Jews (1 - 4)
II. The TRIUMPH of the Jews (5 - 10)
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 1
1 King Ahasuerus dethrones Queen Vashti
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 2
2 Esther becomes queen
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 3
3 Haman persuades King Ahasuerus to decree the Jew's annihilation.
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 5
5 Haman's plot against Mordecai
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 6
6 Mordecai is honored
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 7
7 Haman is hanged
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 9
9 The Jews destroy their enemies and inaugurate the Feast of Purim.
ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 10
10 Mordecai the Jew second to King Ahasuerus
ESTHER KEY PASSAGE: 4:14
4:14 "And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for a time such as this." God has sovereignly placed Esther in her position of influence.
ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Esther
Esther - Jewish maiden of great beauty who became the queen of Persia. Her courage paved the way for the preservation of the Jews within the Persian Empire.
ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Mordecai
Mordecai - Esther's older cousin and palace official. He was used by God to deliver the Jews.
ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Haman
Haman - An Amalekite, captain of the princes, who plotted destruction of the Jews.
ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Ahasuerus
Ahasuerus - The Persian king Xerxes I, reigning 486 - 465 B.C.